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Judge: Violence No Excuse for Closure

August 11, 2009
PARIS-A French judge has rejected a request from component maker Molex Inc. to close its site in Villemur-sur-Tarn after two security guards were injured during a labor dispute. MORE
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Aabar to Build Cars in Algeria With Daimler

August 10, 2009
STUTTGART, Germany-Aabar Investments PJSC, an Abu Dhabi government-backed investor is working with Daimler AG and three other German manufacturers to develop a number of vehicle and engine factories in Algeria. MORE
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Honda UK Exporting Cars to Japan

August 10, 2009
SWINDON, UK-Honda’s UK assembly plant at Swindon is now exporting three-door “hot hatch” Civic Type R vehicles back to the company’s home market of Japan. MORE
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KC Cashes in on Battery Funding

August 7, 2009
KANSAS CITY, MO-Kansas City got a jolt of good economic news Wednesday when a top federal official distributed millions of dollars in grants to boost the area’s fledgling electric-vehicle industry. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke announced a $10 million grant to Smith Electric Vehicles, which is about to begin assembling battery-powered delivery vans locally, and a $30 million grant to Ford Motor Co. to develop and build plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles in Kansas City and Michigan. MORE
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Robot Runs Entire Manufacturing Cell; It Even Presses ‘Start' Button

August 7, 2009
BOWLING GREEN, KY-They call it the $200,000 button pusher. But the $1 million computer-integrated manufacturing cell and its pricey “button-pushing” robot arm can do much more. MORE
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AGCO Contemplates Georgia Factory

August 7, 2009
ATLANTA-Farm equipment giant AGCO Corp. is eyeing a Georgia factory that could employ up to 2,000 workers. The plant would coincide with the $8 billion company’s desire to move more manufacturing to the United States as it aims to take North American market share from competitors Case IH and Deere & Co. MORE
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PACCAR Lauded for Recycling Efforts

August 7, 2009
BELLEVUE, WA-PACCAR’s corporate office and its Kenworth manufacturing facility in Renton were recently named as being among the Best Workplaces for Recyclers leaders in King County, WA. Several PACCAR commercial vehicle facilities have achieved “zero waste to landfill,” which has enhanced operating efficiency and contributed to a green environment. MORE

PACCAR’s Renton facility was given our inaugural Assembly Plant of the Year award in 2004. MORE
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Chinese Company May Set Up Shop in Washington

August 6, 2009
VANCOUVER, WA-Executives with a Chinese company have met with local officials to discuss locating a solar panel assembly plant here that could employ up to 100 workers. MORE
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Steel Plate Crushes Worker at Assembly Plant

August 6, 2009
ARLINGTON, TX-OSHA officials are investigating the accidental death of a man who was crushed by a massive steel plate at a job shop here. MORE
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Michigan Big Winner in Electric Vehicle Grant

August 6, 2009
DETROIT-The state of Michigan and the Big Three automakers will be awarded $1.3 billion of the $2.4 billion in grants recently awarded to jumpstart the electric car industry. MORE
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